Maremma is a magnificent geographic area between Tuscany and Lazio, its splendor even cited by Dante Alighieri in the Divina Commedia.
Within this zone, the province of Grosseto is perhaps the most well-known part of Maremma. It is rich in traditions, history, and natural resources.
Maremma story begins in prehistory and continues through the Ancient Etruscan-Roman period. Today, the incredible archaeological sites of Roselle and Vetulonia, located about an hour from the Marsiliana Estate, are testimonies to this rich cultural heritage.
Roselle, founded in the 7th century BC, features a well-conserved Etruscan wall and a Roman amphitheater from the 1st century AD, where shows are still held today. Vetulonia is world famous for its fascinating necropolis with tombs dating from the 8th to 7th centuries BC.
The Marsiliana Estate was first inhabited by the Etruscans, followed by the Ancient Romans. In the Medieval period, it formed a bulwark of civilization with the towns of Capalbio and Magliano bordering on the malarial plains that separate them from the sea. Its rule passed from the Sienese to the Spaniards, who then gave it as a gift to the Grand Duke of Tuscany following the same political agreement that formed the State of the Presidi. The Grand Duke’s personal assets gave it to Principe Corsini (as a rented property), who then acquired it immediately following the formation of Kingdom of Italy in 1886.
The Archaeological Park of Baratti and Populonia may be reached by traveling towards the sea. Within its 80 hectares of land, one may visit incredible monuments in an unspoiled, unique environment.
For nature lovers visiting Maremma, Tuscany’s first natural Park dell’Uccellina is a must-see. It contains unique flora and fauna, Mediterranean brush, and splendid, centuries-old olive trees in an expansive zone that serves as an overwintering and resting area for aquatic and migratory birds. Numerous routes through the park allow for nature walks, horseback riding, and canoeing. In addition, visitors may also stop by the Talamone Lake aquarium.
One of Maremma’s characteristics is the vineyards that descend from the inland to the sea, where excellent IGT wines are made (Costa Toscana and Maremma Toscana). Maremma is not just a territory; it is also history, seaside, mountains, and quality of life. Maremma’s sea has some of the clearest waters of all Italy, characterized by varying coastlines of beaches, rocks, bays, creeks, and beautiful islands.
Just 30 minutes from Marsiliana Estate is Argentario, a promontory that was an island in the past. Today, its land has created three lagoons, one of which is the stunning Orbetello, from which it is easy to reach Giglio Island.
Maremma is the ideal destination for travelers who seek unspoiled nature, beautiful hilly landscapes, great food and wine, and rich history and culture.